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Joanna Rau

Chief of Staff, Skoll Foundation


Joanna serves as the Chief of Staff at the Skoll Foundation. She works behind the scenes to manage processes that ensure the effective leadership of the organization in a cross-functional, collaborative manner.

Previously at Skoll, she supported the Chief Strategy Officer and provided project support to several teams within the organization, furnishing her with a well-rounded, intimate familiarity with the Foundation. Prior to joining Skoll, Joanna spent 11 years as a bilingual Victim Advocate at the New York County District Attorney’s Office.

Joanna earned her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA. and In her spare time she enjoys baking, running and craft cocktail-mixing.